Media Spin Supreme Court Gun Ruling as Loss for States' Rights
Don't look now, but it seems the media have suddenly discovered a respect for states' rights. All it took was a Supreme Court ruling affirming the Second Amendment's role in protecting gun owners' rights from state or local infringement.
The ruling found that local and state governments cannot simply ban gun ownership. It left the door open for some restrictions, but the extent of those restrictions remains largely untested.
MSNBC's Morning Joe contributors were devastated by the court's ruling.
Richard Haass said there was a “gap” between “the theory that the Court is deciding on about a fairly broad interpretation of Second Amendment rights and the realities as mayors see it.” He bemoaned that “this is obviously going to have repercussions in every city and every state across the country.”